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Amazing car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 05/26/2010. Trim: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Looks amazing! Very fun to drive. Everything a sports car should be. Is not gigantic like so many sporty coupes currently are, like the G37 for example.
Cons: Can be hard to find a used model with the options and colour you want.
Overall review: Excellent car for spirited daily driving.
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Do you know what "balance" means? Don't burn your tire!! by Joy rider in OK on 05/08/2007. Trim: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Extremely attractive styling that stands out everywhere, precise handling, and the power of pure breed racing car. Very practical car as well. Much larger storage spaces than 911s, not much smaller than most 2-seaters. Nice mileage - no less than 22 miles per gallon. some times nearly 24. (I commute to midtown via highways and local roads and would say I drive modestly agressively.) Nice acoustic quality, although the original stereo broke in 6 months. But that was Bose's fault, not Porsche's.
Cons: Again, purebred racing car. The hp and torque curves are very stiff, so you can easily stall the engine at low rev. Not a good thing in front of envy looking people around you! The engine response to the gas pedal is somehow slow for a sports car. You may compare one with the sports chrono package. This car is not a luxury car. Don't expect a fancy interior like a Lexus, unless you pay double for all the expensive options. My Cayman S is now about 1 year old, and I hear a small, but noticeable noise from somewhere near the right rear shock absolver cap. One of the loaner's car (boxter) from my dealership was much worse, so I'm worried about having more noises as it gets older.
Overall review: This is a perfectly (or nearly perfectly) balanced car (as opposed to the big American muscles). If drag racing is all you want, go get a Corvette or Viper, or even Mustang GT and Z350 will do. If you want to feel the delicate balance and the graceful movement of show horses, this is the car you have dreamed of.
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Coupe Complete by Michael from Seattle on 07/17/2006. Trim: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The handling and performance are fantastic. As for the looks - I still can't walk away from my Cayman without turning back for another look. The Boxster I replaced was my favorite car ever, the Cayman has surpassed it.
Cons: A sunroof would be nice, but I'll live without it.
Overall review: It is hard to imagine a car that realizes its purpose better then the Cayman.
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Handling is unmatched by Victor from Toronto on 06/02/2014. Trim: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Buy the "s" model as it combines fantastic performance with superb handling and braking. I put after market bilstein pss9 coil overs to lower it just slightly. Handing is unmatched by anything I have ever driven. Stock brakes are excellent with no noticeable fade on the track and they will slow you down drama free from any speed. Power difference between non s and s is huge so strongly recommend the s. Sport chrono package is key as throttle response is immediate with sport button on. I can fit my hockey bag in the front truck and stick in the back truck. Put winters on it and it will get you through a Toronto winter....but just barely. Good on gas considering the power.
Cons: A few things out of the ordinary went wrong. It's not bad but here is what I've replaced that is not normal wear. Check engine light at 80,000 Kms replaced coil. Check engine light came on very soon after and Catalytic converter changed at 80,000 Kms but warranty covered. Shifter cable broke and car stuck in 1st gear at around 85,000 Kms. Air oil separator 90,000 Kms. Currently I have 92,000 Kms. It's pricey especially once you get the features and options that make it stand out. Ie. full leather interior.
Overall review: Buy this car.
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Great ride that keeps breaking by FL on 02/27/2009. Trim: 2006 Porsche Cayman S, Owned 2 years.
Pros: great driving with tight responsive control and handling
Cons: Lots of little rattles that the dealer keeps having to fix. In two years I have had it in the shop 10 times for repair, many time for the same issues. This is my 5th Porsche and I have never had anywhere near the maintenance issues as with this car.
Overall review: Great looking and driving car with maintenance issues that hopefully have been solved in later years.
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